Modeling: A Different Way To Express Your Creative Side
When it comes to models, many of us think of long-legged, skinny girls on a catwalk. In truth, there’s a lot more to modeling than meets the eye. Like being a popstar, many girls dream of making it big in this industry. Few of them take that dream forward. If you’re one of the few, think about turning your vision into reality. Modeling is different from a lot of professions. It’s not so easy as getting a qualification and getting out there. But, there are still steps you have to take. Here’s a checklist of things any budding model should consider.
WHAT TYPE OF MODEL?
As we said, there’s more to being a model than making it big on the catwalk. There are many different types of modeling. From fashion models to life models in art classes, it’s important you know where you want to be. Know, too, that you may have to go around before you reach your goal. One form of modeling could lead to another. If you want to be a model for artistic photographs, for example, fashion modeling may be the place to start. To make your career work for you, you need to know your goals.
GET COMFORTABLE IN YOUR BODY
No matter which path appeals to you, you’re going to need to get comfortable in your body. In some cases, you may even need to make changes. We all know about the controversy of stick thin models. You should never have to starve yourself to get where you want to go. Even so, ensuring your teeth and body are at their peak is important. Modeling is an industry in which you have to look your best. There’s no getting around it. Make sure you exercise and eat the right foods. Make sure, too, to get an individual dental plan so that you can have dental work done without breaking the bank. Then, start the process of getting used to the way you look. Spend time, naked, in front of the mirror. You won’t look good in front of the camera if you’re uncomfortable in your skin.
LEARN FROM THE GREATS
Like with any art, it’s important you take inspiration from the greats. From Gigi Hadid to Kate Moss. Pay attention to the big names of the moment, and see what they do right. Then, try and apply their methods to your work. There’s nothing wrong with having your own style, but you still need to know how to do it right.
BUILD A PORTFOLIO
Your portfolio is your modeling CV. You can’t get jobs without it. Any photographer will want to see proof of your work before they accept you. To start, you may have to pay to get some professional shots taken. That’s okay. It’s an investment into your future. Once you start getting jobs, you can replace those original photographs. Make sure to add the best shots from each job you have. A strong portfolio is the surest way to get noticed.
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